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loam
used in Moby Dick

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a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials
  • You would almost have thought he was digging a cellar there in the sea; and when at length his spade struck against the gaunt ribs, it was like turning up old Roman tiles and pottery buried in fat English loam.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (44% in)

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